In a trade today, the Bengals acquired G/C B.J. Finney and a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft from the Seattle Seahawks for DE Carlos Dunlap.
Finney (6-4, 318), a fifth-year player out of Kansas State University, originally was a college free agent signee of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015. He was with the Steelers through 2019, before signing with the Seahawks as an unrestricted free agent in March. He has played in 65 career games, with 13 starts.
“We’re excited to get Finney in the building here,” said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. “We’ve watched him play over the years from afar, and we like what we’re adding to the offensive line with him. He has good veteran experience and provides us with needed versatility.”
Dunlap, an 11th-year pro out of the University of Florida, originally was a second-round pick of the Bengals in 2010. He played in 155 career games (115 starts), and recorded 525 tackles and 82.5 sacks.
“Carlos had many fine seasons here and showed rare physical talent that took him to multiple Pro Bowls,” said Bengals President Mike Brown. “I will always remember the role he played as a key part of exceptional defenses that we rode to the playoffs year after year. There are a lot of fond memories I have of Carlos, and I wish him well.”